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Call for Essay Proposal for Volume on Teaching Young Adult Literature (1 November 2015)

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Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 2:49pm
MLA Publications

Proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Young Adult Literature to be edited by Karen Coats, Mike Cadden, and Roberta Seelinger Trites. This volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series aims to bring together a range of articles describing innovative and successful approaches to designing and teaching stand-alone Young Adult Literature courses at the post-secondary level, as well as incorporating YA texts into other undergraduate and graduate courses relevant to MLA members and Education and Library Science faculty.

Eleventh Native America Symposium, November 5-6, Durant, Oklahoma, Keynote Speaker Richard Green

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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 7:21pm
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

The Eleventh Native American Symposium will held on November 5-6, 2015 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Papers, presentations, panels, creative projects, and films addressing all aspects of Native American life and studies are welcome, including but not limited to archaeology, history, literature, law, medicine, education, religion, politics, social science, and the fine arts. The keynote speaker will be Richard Green, tribal historian for the Chickasaw Nation. All papers presented at the symposium will be eligible for inclusion in a volume of published proceedings, which will also be posted on our website at http://homepages.se.edu/nas/.

UPDATE: Extended Deadline: Monstrous Messengers 17 Aug. 2015

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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:45pm
Leslie Ormandy

For this collection, three more papers from any discipline are welcome; however, advantaged are those focusing on a gendered or religious moral message. And I am looking for ONE paper which is willing to argue that the monsters represented are simply that, monsters, and that utilizing them as a tool toward acceptance of diversity is not a good thing. The latter is, I understand, a controversial view. This book wishes to explore all views and not promote one view by excluding another.

What Devils Say

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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:34pm
Texas Medieval Association (TEMA): International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan: May 12-15, 2016

Devils are everywhere in medieval literature, disturbing, challenging, and violating conventional spatio-temporal constraints as they move freely between worlds in order to torment the holy, spread disease, and tempt good Christians by making sin seem sweet. They appear as enchanters, tempters, playful tricksters, masked tormentors, terrifying beasts, mankind's lawyerly accusers, and on occasion, as sympathetic figures who happened to be on the losing side of a cosmic war. Although much has been written about how devils are staged, their appearance, and their interaction with those they torment, very little has been written about what devils actually say. How do devils represent themselves and their spaces of punishment?

'Hit iseie aboc iwrite': Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Devotional Manuscripts (Kzoo 2016--deadline Sept. 15, 2015)

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:25pm
Early Middle English Society

The Early Middle English Society invites paper proposals for our session, "'Hit iseie aboc iwrite': Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Devotional Manuscripts," at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, 12-15 May 2016. Vernacular texts of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in England often fall in the gap between the two major fields of literary study, Old English and Middle English. While these texts have begun to receive the scholarly attention they deserve, religious and devotional texts are too often marginalized as not "literary."

'Strata' Edited Collection

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:44am
Eleanor Dobson & Gemma King

Abstract deadline 30 September 2015

Dialectical Thinking in the Humanities

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:33pm
ACLA

This seminar will explore the uses and limits of dialectical thinking as a critical tool for contemporary humanistic inquiry. Engaging with a literary and philosophical tradition that is nothing else if not comparative, we argue for the persistent value in understanding textual oppositions, contradictions, and self-negations not as conceptual limitations, but as sites of productive restlessness.

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